April 4, 2022 / Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Shake and Bake: NASA’s Psyche Is Tested in Spacelike Conditions
To prepare for its launch in August, the Psyche spacecraft was tested to ensure it can operate in the extreme conditions it will face on its trip to a metal-rich asteroid. Read article
December 20, 2021 / Jet Propulsion Laboratory
How NASA’s Psyche Mission Will Explore an Unexplored World
Launching in August 2022 and arriving at the asteroid in 2026, NASA’s Psyche spacecraft will orbit a world we can barely pinpoint from Earth and have never visited. Read article
October 21, 2021 / David Lawrence and Patrick Peplowski
The Path to Psyche Starts at Mercury and Moves through Long Island
Building a flight instrument for our asteroid mission Everyone has their story for how they made their way to the Psyche mission. For some of us on the Gamma-Ray and Neutron Spectrometer (GRNS)...
August 10, 2020 / Bill Hart
When does Mass = Power?
Some thoughts on margins This probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but one of my favorite movies is ‘The Martian’. I am a big fan of sci-fi-thrillers, especially if they are...
July 7, 2020 / NASA
Building NASA’s Psyche: Design Done, Now Full Speed Ahead on Hardware
The mission to explore a metal-rich asteroid is pivoting from planning the details to building real pieces of the spacecraft puzzle. Psyche, the NASA mission to explore a metal-rock asteroid...
January 21, 2020 / Karin Valentine
ASU-led NASA Psyche mission offers free online course on team building from leadership experts
While the spacecraft and instruments of the NASA Psyche Mission are being designed and built in preparation for launch to the Psyche asteroid in 2022, the mission management team at Arizona...
January 17, 2020 / Tim McCoy
Journey of a Lifetime
I started working on meteorites more than three decades ago and quickly fell in love with iron meteorites. These were samples of the great inaccessible layer of any planet or asteroid that ever...
November 20, 2019 / Steven Dibb
Meteorites: Pieces of the cosmos delivered to our doorstep
What rocks from space teach us about our solar system and ourselves When I was 15 years old, I saw the Perseid meteor shower for the first time. Having grown up in urban, light-polluted Los Angeles,...
September 5, 2019 / Simone Marchi
Simulating asteroid collisions and making craters
High-velocity impact experiments in support of the Psyche mission At the time of the Psyche mission selection, NASA officials asked us, “Is the science team ready to interpret the geology of...
July 3, 2019 / Brooke Owen
NASA Psyche space mission arts program seeking undergraduates nationwide
The ASU-led NASA Psyche Mission is inviting undergraduate students from any university or community college in the U.S. and its territories to apply to become one of the space mission’s featured...
January 30, 2019 / Karin Valentine
NASA’s Psyche Mission inspires science and engineering students nationwide
While instruments and components of the spacecraft are under development across the country, the Psyche Mission management team, led by Arizona State University, is working with universities...